4 channel video installation (50 min.) /
documentary (80 min.)

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Geiseltal, a central coal mining area of the GDR, was renaturised and flooded and became the largest artificial lake in Germany.

The Film evolves around different parallel worlds within the former open-cast mine. While retired miners diligently work on building a recreational area, ornithologists yearn for the arrival of a rare
migratory bird from Africa. Meanwhile, asylum applicants waiting for their right of residence or that their families can join them remains in vain.

Produced by Rosenpictures Filmproduktion GbR in the framework of PMMC Lab by Werkleitz

Funded by: ESF–European Social Fund, MDM–Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Sächsische Landes Medien Anstalt